Earlier today I attended the press preview of Russell & Bromley's autumn/winter collection of shoes, boots and handbags. This is always an exciting event in the calendar, promising beautifully turned-out shoes that reference selected styles in the brand's uniquely grown-up and sophisticated way. That's a combination of factors we all crave when shopping for our autumn wardrobe, so next season's crop of brogues, ankle boots and thigh-length creations are sure to be huge hits at the end of the year.

Quite a few of the successful features of last season's shoes have crept in to the forthcoming collection, including plenty of menswear-inspired shoes, low gemstone-encrusted heels, gold metallic detailing, toe caps and leopard print. But there are some innovations too: for the first time I can remember in a Russell & Bromley collection there are also cowboy boots and luxe basketball shoes for those 'slummy' days off... 

Click on the image above to see all of our favourites from the upcoming collection